NRMA QLD ensures the safety of your ‘Man Cave’ this Father’s Day

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With DIY and power tools a popular choice of gifts for Father’s Day, NRMA Insurance is reminding dads to make sure their new gifts are insured.

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QLD dads can take some simple precautions too, including always locking up their garages...

With DIY and power tools a popular choice of gifts for Father’s Day, NRMA Home Contents Insurance is reminding dads to make sure their new gifts are insured.

If a man’s home is his castle, the shed or garage is often the ‘man cave’ where he stores all types of things. An NRMA survey* found the most common items found in QLD men’s sheds or garages are gardening equipment (90%), power tools and DIY tools (85%), camping gear (45%) and bicycles (43%).The survey also reveals that almost half of men surveyed don’t have adequate insurance cover for the items they store in their garages, or aren’t sure of their level of cover.

NRMA Insurance spokesperson Mariana Cidade urged QLD residents to review their home contents insurance to ensure their items are covered, should the worst happen.

“Year on year, our claims data** shows that items like mountain bikes and GPS units are popular with thieves, both in and outside the home. With the Portable Contents Option by NRMA Home Insurance, both are covered as portable items, or items that you would take out of your home, and you do not have to individually list items under $10,000 to be covered.”

“QLD dads can take some simple precautions too, including always locking up their garages and marking their Drivers Licence number on the back of valuables like power tools.”

The top ten items stolen from QLD garages and sheds in 2010:
1.    Miscellaneous power/garden tools
2.    Mountain bicycles
3.    Shoes
4.    GPS units
5.    MP3 players
6.    Digital cameras
7.    Assorted accessories/spare parts
8.    Bicycle accessories
9.    Sunglasses
10.    Collectables    

*Based on a Pure Profile Research survey of 500 QLD men in April 2011.
**Based on NRMA Home Contents Insurance claims data for the calendar year 2010.

To see if our Home Contents Insurance is right for you, always read the Product Disclosure Statement from the product issuer, NRMA Insurance.

NRMA Insurance is a leading insurance provider, offering Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Health Insurance and Caravan Insurance, in QLD.

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